Great expectations


via fashioned by love | Gemma Ward in Bollywood Dreams | Vogue October 2007 (photography: Patrick Demarchelier, styling: Lucinda Chambers)
A few days into the new year and there is already so much to think of. Names, news, exhibitions - it's wonderful to see fashion happening before our eyes. Here's everything you need to know about the industry changes and events in 2015. Don't know about you, but from where I am it seems like it's going to be a very busy season.


via fashioned by love | Guy Bourdin Vogue Paris March 1972
Somerset House is hosting the largest ever exhibition of Guy Bourdin, one of the most influential fashion photographers of all times. Come and see over 100 works created between 1955 and 1987 including previously unseen images, paintings, drawings, sketches and notebooks. Guy Bourdin: the image maker is open until 15 March.

via fashioned by love | Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty
Whilst in London, don't miss the most talked about and highly anticipated Alexander McQueen: savage beauty exhibition at V&A. Originally shown in New York, the dresses are finally coming home. Not only that, the British version will also include 30 additional gowns from the McQueen archives making it the largest retrospective of the designer's extraordinary work ever displayed in Europe. Open from 14 March 2015 until 19 July 2015.

Also remember to visit SHOWstudio between 13 and 20 March to watch the footage of the behind-the-sceene photoshoot documentaries filmed by Nick Knight and shared, for the very first time, as a part of Unseen McQueen project.

via fashioned by love | Jeanne Lanvin at her office
From 8 March until 23 August 2015, Palais Galliera hosts the very first exhibition dedicated to Jeanne Lanvin and the oldest fashion house still in business. Created in collaboration with Lanvin's creative director Alber Elbaz, the exhibition will feature over 100 creations celebrating 125 years of the Maison heritage.


via fashioned by love | John Galliano
On 12 January 2015 John Galliano will reveal his first "Artisana" couture collection for Maison Martin Margiela. The presentation will be held in London "around tea time". The new fashion era is about to begin at Maison Margiela and I cannot wait to see the history unfold. It's not only Galliano I am incredibly happy for, but also the house that now has one of the best creative minds to work with.

via fashioned by love | gareth pugh by tim walker
Gareth Pugh will be returning to London fashion week for the first time in seven years to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the label. The show is scheduled for 21 February 2015.

via fashioned by love | Alexander Vauthier & Daria Werbowy + Lancome
Alexander Vauthier becomes the latest designer to join the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture as a full time member, which means that he can now use the haute couture title for his collections and present the first one as a part of the Couture fashion week in January 2015.

via fashioned by love | Ralph Rucci
Sadly and without going into details, Ralph Rucci leaves his eponymous company after launching the Chado Ralph Rucci label in 1994. Perhaps, he felt misunderstood by those decision-makers who didn't fully embrace the difference between his practically couture designs in comparison to more media-popularised but mediocre ready-to-wear offerings and fast fashions. The new creative director is yet to be named. The first collection "under new management" is scheduled for 2016.

via fashioned by love | Peter Copping moves to Oscar de la Renta
Peter Copping moves to Oscar de la Renta. While at Nina Ricci he created a beautiful and very feminine fashion fantasy that certainly fits the de la Renta well. However it certainly is not going to be an easy transition by any means with no Oscar de la Renta to share ideas with, and the amount of pressure to keep the house DNA whilst meeting the demands of the customers as well as financial goals on a much larger scale. The first collection will be shown in February 2015 at NYFW (the new venue that will replace the Lincoln center is yet to be confirmed).

via fashioned by love | Guillaume Henry at Carven quarters
Guillaume Henry had his first official working day at the Nina Ricci quarters yesterday. The former Carven designer who replaced Peter Copping will debut his first Nina Ricci collection as a part of Autumn/Winter 2015 fashion week in February.

via fashioned by love | Alexis Martial at Iceberg backstage
Carven is yet to announce the new designer - according to the rumours the job may go to Alexis Martial, the Iceberg haute-couture-trained creative director who previously worked at Givenchy and Paco Rabanne.

via fashioned by love | Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski + Christophe Lemaire at Hermes backstage
Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski who replaced Christophe Lemaire at Hermes is currently working on her first collection for the label to be revealed in February. It will be interesting to see what she brings to Hermes as the former Row designer has very similar aesthetics to the Lemaire's. The question is whether or not Hermes would want to move forward and indeed seek the new and fresh ideas beyond the change in designer, or simply enjoy being Hermes.

via fashioned by love | Marco Zanini
Marco Zanini leaves the house of Schiaparelli after working at the house for just one year. It seems that the pressure of reviving such an icon was too much for him to cope with.

via fashioned by love | Natasa Cagalj
Ports 1961 takes "new year, new you" motto seriously. The brand welcomes 2015 in their new Clerkenwell-based design studio where the newly appointed Natasa Cagalj and her womenswear design team will be working on the new collection to be presented in February 2015.

via fashioned by love | Lorenzo Serafini
Lorenzo Serafini, the former womenswear designer at Roberto Cavalli and Dolce&Gabbana) becomes the new creative director at Philosophy (formerly known as Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti) replacing Natalie Ratabesi who left in June to design for Vince.

via fashioned by love | Johnny Coca
Johnny Coca is another name to remember. The former Celine accessories designer was hired by Mulberry as the new CEO. He will start his new job on 8 July 2015 and be responsible for all brand's collections.

via fashioned by love | Frida Giannini
Gucci is still to find a new creative director after parting with Frida Giannini who left the brand in December despite denying the rumours last summer. She will present her last collection for the brand in February 2015 at Milan fashion week. Although this hasn't been confirmed Hedi Slimane may be the new Gucci man - would he leave Saint Laurent for it? Givenchy's Ricardo Tisci, Pucci's Peter Dundas, Balmain's Olivier Rousteing, Christopher Kane and Joseph Altuzarra are also on the unofficial list of candidates.

Photo source: Gemma Ward in Bollywood Dreams | Vogue October 2007 (photography: Patrick Demarchelier, styling: Lucinda Chambers) Guy Bourdin for Vogue Paris March 1972, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jeanne Lanvin in her office, Swide, Vertigo, interview with Ralph Rucci, Peter Copping interview for AllureJournal du Luxe, Alexis Martial by Stas Medvedev, NY Times Blog, Chaos mag, Vogue, Le 21eme, BoF, Art Deparment Work


  1. Thanks a lot for sharing all these important dates, dear Natalia! You are really a fashion pro, without you I would have missed most of these dates ...

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

    1. I am still learning, Rena, still very much learning... :)

  2. I am so very excited to see the exhibition dedicate to Jeanne Lanvin at the Palais Galliera when I am in Paris. The Galliera has been closed for almost all of the years that I have been travelling to Paris regularly - which started in 2009 - and I can't wait to see it after so many years of imagining. The fact that the exhibit will be dedicated to Lanvin is just a bonus for me :)

    1. I really hope to see Lanvin, too. Fingers crossed we'll do it together... I know it's almost silly to complain because London is very generous in terms of fashion exhibitions, but boy, I wish both Alaia and Lanvin were shown worldwide or, at least, in Europe. x

  3. Bookmarked for the exhibitions - In case I happen to be in London in the next couple of months.

  4. Фантастика,Ваш новый пост,Наташенька!
    Пересмотрела все ссылочки.....
    Как много перемен в Мире высокой моды,особенно с волнением ожидаю появления Джон Галлияно новых коллекций для Maison Martin Margiela!!!

    С таким интересом почитала истории неизменно восхитительных брендов по Вашим ссылкам,

  5. Natalia, you always keep me up to date on the ever changing fashion industry! So many things to look forward to in the new year. I'm excited for this. Change can be very good! This was a fabulous post!

  6. What a thorough and intelligent summing up of what feels like musical chairs!
    So curious to see how Galliano fares, and I am quite curious to see if there are changes in Hermes.Hermes is my handbag icon, but I would be quite excited to see some innovattive design changes...
    xx, Elle